The battle against the world’s three leading causes of death, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, can be won or lost in your kitchen. According to experts, unhealthy eating habits increase the risk of death associated with chronic diseases. Many studies show a direct link between the food you eat and your mortality.
According to recent research, dietary choices are responsible for more than two-thirds of heart disease-related deaths worldwide. Scientists estimate that a healthy diet could prevent 6 million deaths.
A good diet reduces the chances of developing medical diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, high cholesterol (lipid) levels, coronary heart disease and obesity. All of these factors increase your risk of having a stroke.
Although it is known, many unhealthy eating habits are common in every household. Therefore, it is important to know the causes and symptoms and when to consult a doctor.
Difficulty communicating and understanding what people are saying. You may become confused, slur your words, or have difficulty understanding a conversation.
You may have sudden numbness, weakness, or paralysis in your face, arm, or leg. It usually affects only one side of the body.
Vision problems in one or both eyes You may have blurred or dark vision in one or both eyes, as well as double vision.
A sudden, severe headache, vomiting, dizziness, or loss of consciousness may indicate a stroke.
You may trip or lose your balance. You may also experience dizziness or lack of coordination.
When to see a doctor?
Get emergency medical help if you notice any signs or symptoms of a stroke, even if they seem to come and go or resolve completely.
Dial your local emergency number immediately. Don’t wait to see if the symptoms go away. Every second counts. If a stroke is left untreated, brain damage and disability can occur.
If you are with someone you fear is having a stroke, keep an eye on them while you wait for emergency help.